Believe it or not the name for this blog came while I was cleaning the toilets. Yep, I can honestly say I found joy in a toilet bowl! I had been praying for a while about starting up another blog. I wanted a clear answer from the Lord saying “yes” or “no”. I was elbow deep cleaning the toilet when “Finding Joy in the Journey” came to my mind. I asked “what?” then I heard it again, clear as day. I jumped up, ran to the computer (after washing my hands of course 😉 and found out the name was available. That was a good enough sign for me!
I blogged for a while under the name Mimi’s House. It started out being something I loved….but turned into something I was doing “just because”. That is not what I wanted blogging to be. I wanted to minister to other moms, I wanted to mentor new homeschoolers, I felt that both of those is what God wanted me to do, but yet I wasn’t focusing on that anymore. It felt like blogging had become a “keeping up” job. With social media outlets, link ups, reviews and affiliates I was constantly working to keep up with “other” bloggers. God said QUIT, and I listened.
After spending months freelancing I began praying about what God wanted me to do next. I felt a nudging to go back to blogging but wasn’t sure I could do that again without failing Him. Then, God spoke to me, clearly, while I was cleaning the toilet that He didn’t want me to “keep up”. He wants me to do His work; He wants me to focus on showing moms that there is Joy in motherhood, even in the not so fun activities like cleaning a toilet bowl.
The mundane moments of motherhood can be exhausting. To many times we feel like we are barely keeping up or getting by. However, these moments are fleeting. They will be gone before we know it, and instead of choosing to grumble and complain, we can choose joy! We can find joy in the pitter-patter of little feet. We can choose to be thankful that we have toilet bowls to clean, and many little people to dirty them. We can choose to find joy in the everyday moments, even if they are sometimes mundane, and even if they do come while cleaning a toilet bowl!